Prosecuting Cases of Sexual Violence in Later Life

03/08/2013 - 2:30pm
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Benje Douglas
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The Sexual Assault Across the Lifespan National Technical Assistance Project, a project of the National Sexual Violence Resource center, invites you to attend our upcoming webinar, "Prosecuting Cases of Sexual Violence in Later Life". Misconceptions about older adults and aging can make cases of sexual assault later in life difficult to prosecute. To build an effective prosecution it is necessary for criminal justice professionals to understand not only the unique realities of aging and elder abuse but also how to contest stereotypes about older adults used to cast doubt on testimony.    Join us as Viktoria Kristiansson, Attorney Advisor for AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, and Linda Dawson, Elder Justice Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), share their insights on how to support survivors and hold offenders accountable in cases of sexual violence in later life.   At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  1. Identify the dynamics of sexual abuse in later life and consequences for older victims
  2. Recognize tactics employed by offenders who commit sexual assault via force, fraud, or coercion
  3. Investigate and prosecute cases involving the sexual assault of older victims
  4. Promote collaboration and communication among agencies involved with elder abuse cases

 Click here to register for this webinar:   

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